The Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai leadership and some members of their congregations visited this morning for a temple tour and to get some inspiration from Satguru Bodhinatha.
Bodhinatha shared about how local Island School students and other groups visit us regularly for tours and to learn a bit about Hinduism, and he told about the recent interfaith panel discussion in Texas. Many good questions were then asked by the group, such as understanding the difference between a religious and spiritual leader.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.